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Atleast 18 dead after flyover collapse in Varanasi

Atleast 18 dead after flyover collapse in Varanasi

Atleast 18 dead after flyover collapse in Varanasi

By Keshala Dias

16 May, 2018 | 7:55 pm

At least 18 people have been killed and dozens trapped in the Indian city of Varanasi after a flyover collapsed, crushing vehicles beneath it. Officials feared that the toll may rise.

The flyover was still being built when portions of its cement structure fell on the road being used under it.

A rescue operation is continuing for those believed to still be trapped, but their number and condition is unknown.

Photographs and video from the scene showed mangled vehicles trapped under heavy cement girders with huge crowds gathered around.

In 2016, some 26 people died in eastern Kolkata city after a 100-metre section of a flyover crashed down onto the street.